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Alienware 17

Packed with power. Made to move.

This 17 " laptop combines powerful performance and incredible graphics into a revolutionary new design — perfect for immersive gaming.
Starting at $382102

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Alienware 17 LAPTOP Editors Choice Award
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Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX processor (Quad Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Operating System
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Windows 8.1, 64Bit, English
1 Year Alienware Enhanced Support
Accidental Damage Service
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17.3" WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 8GB total GDDR5
32GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (4 x 8G)
Hard Drive*
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256GB mSATA SSD Boot + 1TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s- NV
Optical Drive
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Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (9.5mm)
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Add a Tablet for $99.99
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Office Productivity Software
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Microsoft® Office Trial
Security Software
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No Anti-virus Requested
Adobe Software
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Software & Staples Premier PC Setup
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Digitally Delivered Software
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802.11ac Dual Band 2x2 AC WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
Primary Battery
8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr)
Operating System Recovery Options
Windows 8.1 English OS Recovery - DVD
Ports, Slots & Chassis
AlienFX Lighting Zones
10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors providing over 10 trillion lighting combinations

Dimensions & Starting weight
Height: Front: 1.820 in (46.24 mm) Rear: 1.908 in (48.46 mm)
Depth: 11.772 in (299.00 mm)
Width: 16.282 in (413.56 mm)
Starting at weight with optional SSD: 9.1494 lbs. (4.1501 Kg.)

External Chassis Connections
(1x) Power/DC-in Jack
(1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6 (3x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
(1x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
(1x) Mini-Display Port
(1x) HDMI 1.4 Output / 1.3 Input
(1x) 7-in-1 Media Card Reader
(2x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports (One compatible with inline mic headset)
(1x) Line In Microphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output)
(1x) Kensington Security Lock port (cable and lock sold separately)

Exterior Chassis Materials
Anodized Aluminum
Magnesium Alloy

4-Zone, multi-color RGB, keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls and numeric keypad
4 user-programmable keys providing up to 4 distinct functions per application or game

Memory Slots
4x 204-Pin DDR3L SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots

Alienware Command Center
AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator
Alienware TactX™

Backlit button image sensor trackpad with all-points addressable (APA)
Regulatory Compliance
 New Overclocked Processor Standard

Alienware 17

Maxed out performance allowing you to win without limits. Includes 1 year Alienware Enhanced Support.
Market Value*$4,099.00
Total Savings$277.98
Member Price$3,821.02
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Estimated Ship Date: 1/1/2015
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Features & Design

Available with Windows 8 - for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
Get the Windows 8.1 update: Increase productivity with a free update from the Windows Store for great new apps and features.
Cutting-edge design
The durable anodized aluminum shell, reinforced by a magnesium-alloy frame, protects your LCD and the internal components. Angled front and side walls give the Alienware 17 an elite and stealth look. And it’s designed for maximum performance, with a rear GPU/CPU exhaust vent to manage heat generated inside the system.

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Processing Power Like Never Before
Now all 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processors come factory-overclocked so you can get even more speed, power and performance out of your Alienware 17. And with Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology dynamically controlling power and performance, you’ll be able to cram even more action out of the Alienware 17’s 8-cell battery on a single charge.

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Perform at your peak
Get the competitive edge with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory. Turn on lightning-fast FXAA anti-aliasing for the ultimate combination of image quality and performance. NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing, and NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments.

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The Choice of Next Generation Graphics
Designed from the ground up to deliver a potent combination of superior game performance along with immersive play, the optional AMD Radeon™ R9 M290x GPU improves features and effects in games as well as being optimized for an incredible Windows 8.1 gaming experience. The AMD Radeon™ R9 M290x offers cutting edge features as well as full functionality of DirectX® 11.2 for Windows 8.1 while also providing intelligent power features to extend battery life.

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Get the competitive edge with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M with 8GB GDDR5 graphics memory. Turn on lightning-fast FXAA anti-aliasing for the ultimate combination of image quality and performance. NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing, and NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments.

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Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritizes your network traffic so that latency-sensitive streams that require maximum speed, like games or video chat, are prioritized over less-important traffic. See which applications are hogging your bandwidth and limit them using Visual Bandwidth Control™ so they don’t interfere with your games. Or go wireless with a Broadcom 5G WiFi adapter for faster speeds, better range and improved battery life.
Alienware 17
Massive Storage
Make your Alienware system a vault of games, movies and music with the Tri-Play capability — that’s three slots available for any 7 mm drive. You get the ability to write massive amounts of data in your portable gaming machine.
Ultimate control. All from one place.
Change how you experience the game. The redesigned Alienware Command Center 3.0 lets you choose lighting and special effects, accelerate your gaming performance, monitor in-game results, and more — all in one hub.
  • AlienFX system lighting  
    AlienFX system lighting
    Create custom lighting and special effects to suit your unique gaming style. Apply 20 different colors to 10 different zones (including rear panel, chassis surround and track pad) for up to 10,240 billion color combinations. Find Out More
  • AlienAdrenaline  
    Launch games your way with personalized shortcuts in Game Mode, maximize performance with the new Accelerator feature, and keep an eye on resource consumption with Performance Monitoring. Find Out More
  • Alienware TactX  
    Alienware TactX
    Alienware TactX, is brand new to our 17" gaming laptops. You can create and execute game commands in just seconds. The Alienware 17 has four user-programmable keys, providing up to four distinct functions per application or game.Find Out More
  • AlienTouch  
    Customize your touch pad’s sensitivity to prevent accidental contact or modify “tap and drag” functions and horizontal scrolling with just the brush of your finger. Find Out More
  • AlienFusion  
    Access your system’s power-management controls so you can decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back for more everyday programs. Find Out More
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Accessories & Services

Essential accessories for your Alienware 17
Essential accessories for your Alienware 17
Complete your Alienware 17 with any combination of Alienware TactX™ accessories and Alienware Vindicator bags designed to enhance and protect your gaming experience. Look for these great products and more at checkout.


Roccat Kone XTD Mouse
Roccat Kone XTD Mouse
Armed with the 8200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 Laser Sensor, the Easy-Shift[+]™ technology and four easy-to-clip-in, 5-gram weights, you’ll be the master of precision with the Roccat Kone XTD mouse.

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Klipsch KG-300 Wireless Gaming Headset
Klipsch KG-300 Wireless Gaming Headset
Immerse yourself in a virtual world with four EQ presets, detachable flex boom mic, mesh earpads and Dolby Digital decoding.

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Alienware Vindicator 17” Backpack
Alienware Vindicator 17” Backpack
Keep your laptop and gear protected on the go with a durable high-density nylon constructed exterior shell.

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Alienware Vindicator 17” Slim Carrying Case
Alienware Vindicator 17” Slim Carrying Case
Slip a suit of armor on your system for extra protection and portability.

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Alienware Vindicator 17” Neoprene Sleeve
Alienware Vindicator 17” Neoprene Sleeve
With its slim padded profile, this sleeve offers your system protection wherever you take it.

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Alienware Vindicator 17” Briefcase
Alienware Vindicator 17” Briefcase
Experience minimal lag while on the go with a specially designed TSA checkpoint-friendly compartment.

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Your Alienware 17 comes with Alienware Basic Support
One year In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis*:Have a technician and/or part dispatched to your home following remote diagnosis if the issue is covered by Dell’s Limited Hardware Warranty.*
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Alienware Enhanced Support: Includes In-Home Service after Remote diagnosis*, plus Premium Phone Support, offering 24/7 access to dedicated Alienware advanced support technicians for hardware and software assistance, including in-game repairs and troubleshooting.

Accidental Damage Service*: Let us repair or replace your system in the event of an accident. Accidental Damage service* covers surges and screen breaks, liquid spills, accidental drops and falls.

Ratings & Reviews

Alienware 17: 4/5 Stars
“The Alienware 17 is attractive, fast, and specced to the max.”
— PCWorld

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Best High-End Gaming Laptop
Earns “top honors for the second year in a row” on “Top 100 Products of 2013”
– Computer Shopper

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Editors’ Choice
“Alienware 17 continues to be the go-to gaming rig for the best combination of design, audio oomph, comfort and power.”

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